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hey all, been a while since i've posted here,
well.. I just picked up this bike today and figured i'd show some pictures...
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thanks!! It's my first SS bike, I'm currently riding it fixed, and its a learning experience.
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The first thing I want to change is the gear in the back to a 15 tooth.

Secondly: swap out the 40cm flat bar for a 44cm drop bar. The bars that come with the bike are super narrow, but kind of fun after you ride a few times. Still, I would have preferred drop bars,

Third would be to put the saddle I use on my other bikes on it, ( or something that makes the bike look less generic).

All that stuff I listed is really easy and inexpensive to change so I'm not concerned.

I heard these 2008 Themed Langsters are limited edition (mine is No. 330, the other NY Langster at the shop was No. 480) so it is just another thing about the bike that kind of makes it unique. The London, NY, Boston and Chicago Langsters are all really cool this year.... and a decent price for what you get. Also, the LBS said that the London, Chicago and Boston themed Langsters would be out in early October, so put your order in soon if you want to get your hands on one.
 

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couple more pics...
the Langster NY's handlebars are compared to my MTB...
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Cool bike, but kind of antithetical, especially given its name. You could put some "steal me" stickers on it just to be sure. I mean, you're not actually going to ride it anywhere in New York and leave it there for longer than 90 seconds, are you?
 

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damn that thing is really nice... i didnt really think too highly of it when i first saw the idea and the set.. but damn.. not bad at all.. love the little details!
 

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yeah, for me it was a toss up between the London and the NY. But it came down to the fact that the London has a British Flag on the top tube, I didn't find that part too appealing coming from Texas. Plus the London is almost too nice looking... The NY has more character IMO. . I have put drop bars and brakes on my fixie since purchasing it, so far have about 200 miles on it. WIll post new pix soon

I can tell how it helps out with my spin.
 

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Dave Hickey said:
yep...from what I saw, they are easily removed....
Score!!! I'm trying to decide between the Seattle, the NY or the London...

But after today's downpour in Waco the fenders maybe a good Idea.
 

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Richard said:
bikesnobnyc had a somewhat different take. The mortal enemy of bikes in NYC is the.........TAXI!!!
seriously, I think it's a great design concept, but the first hipster That bike is for fixed gear/SS riders not in NYC. any bikes in NYC would know that taxi's suck. They are the #1 culprit for doorings, they habitually cut off cyclists. I've been in cabs in NYC where the drivers brag about messengers they have hit.
The backup idea for the langster NYC must have been a MTA bus theme, followed by a NYPD blue and white.

real NYC fixed gear comes with no shiny parts and tape covering the decals.
 

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So all this talk, and I went into my specialized dealer and look what I came out with.
 

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Cool bike, i especially like how it came with normal handle bars...

here's a pic of mine with a few of the changes from stock...
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19.3lbs - weighed it on the Digi @ the LBS
salsa drop bars w/ the cheap tektro brake levers and black tape,
80mm specialized stem, spd pedals,
a shimano black 14 tooth instead of the silver 15 tooth, (I spin out around 30mph - 42x14)
swapped the sugino 42 ring around and put it on the inside bolt pattern of the crank for a better chain line ,
removed the reflectors and took the decals off the frame and rims (looks cleaner imo).

I put the new brakes levers on it because this bike is mainly going to be a training bike for
when I ride w/ the inner city 30mile training groups. I don't really want to go crashing into
people b/c I have no brakes. I am getting the hang of slowing down with my legs, but I'm
still not the best at the skid..

Since I've had this bike I did my second sport mtb race yester day and I moved up 15
minutes in time and 8 places. I'm not giving all the credit to the SS but I''m thinking that it
did help me.

now I'm wondering when I'll switch to the 13 tooth...

anyways, the bike is fun so don't listen to the critics, they are all just burnt because their
bikes are boring.
 
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